Homemade Toffee Popcorn

It’s movie night and you want a quick snack. Popcorn is such a cheap and easy nibble to knock up. Personally I’m more keen on savoury options, but what if you want popcorn after dinner? Sweet is then the only way to go!

While you can just sprinkle some sugar on your popcorn, there are far more adventurous things you can do. You could pour them into melted chocolate and let them set so that they’re coated, but if you had chocolate, wouldn’t you just have that as your snack?

Here’s my recipe for quick and easy homemade toffee popcorn. I use rapeseed (canola) oil as it has a high smoking point. If you want more of a sauce than a coating, add a dash of cream to butter and sugar mixture.





Category: Dessert Snack
Cuisine Type American


For 3 Serving(s)

Toffee Coating

50 grams dark muscovado sugar
40 grams butter
Pinch of salt
5 ml lemon juice


60 grams popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

Homemade Toffee Popcorn Directions

  1. Put your toffee ingredients into a small pan on a low heat until all ingredients have melted and combined. Keep warm until your popcorn is ready.
  2. Heat the oil in a large lidded saucepan on a high temperature. Once the oil is hot, add your popcorn kernels and place the lid on the top.
  3. Your corns will start to pop. After the majority of the corn has popped, it will start to slow. Wait until a gap between pops of around 5 seconds or so and immediately remove pan from heat.
  4. As soon as your popcorn is ready and still hot, pour your warm toffee over the popcorn and mix using a wooden or silicon spoon until evenly coated.

Recipe notes

Don’t worry if the popcorn isn’t completely coated all over, it is supposed to be a light coating. Too much toffee and your popcorn will stick together.

Nutrition facts

vegetarian gluten free

Per Serving

Kcal: 277 kcal
Kjoule: 1159 Kjoule
Fibers (g): 2.9g
Sodium (mg): 129mg
Carbs: 32.3g
Sugar (g): 16.9g
Fat: 16.4g
Saturated fat (g): 7.3g
Cholesterol: 29mg
Proteins: 2.7g

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